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Steven Nelson a Steeler

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Heidi Williams, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. steelfan

    steelfan Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    I hope they don't draft D.K. Metcalf. He seems like a one trick pony, as Mike Tomlin likes to say, runs the 9 route, that's it. They need a receiver who runs more of the route tree.
  2. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Nelson had 4 ints in 2018, when was the last time a Steelers CB had 4 ints in a season?
  3. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    We needed a #2 CB. One rating had him 32 one 21? Since there are 32 teams with a #1, these are high rankings for a number 2. This team just got much better.
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  4. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    Oh hell, Ben can do that in one game.
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  5. Jim90

    Jim90 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    More like in 1 quarter.

    This guy is pretty good , i remember Marsha going after him and he did his job shutting the cheater down.
  6. blake duerden

    blake duerden Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2017
    better than burns and that's about it..carry on..lol jk
  7. Da_Cranberry

    Da_Cranberry Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2018
    This is a lot of money for an average cb... not sure anyone in our front office knows what they are doing but Nelson is black and gold now so best of luck.
  8. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Better than burns, sensibaugh and sutton so yes it was worth it. I didn't think sensabaugh was terrible either.

    Haden, nelson, sutton, allen, hilton, sensabaugh wouldn't be a bad group at all.:cool:

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Not so sure I like the cap set up yeah we catch a break this season with only a 4 mil cap hit but the next 2 seasons he will count 10.75. I know we are looking at an extension for Ben could we be looking at an extension for Haden as well? Next year we have a ton of space like 80 mil(with lots of players unsigned) but that is without Ben on the books, so he will take a lot of the room.
  10. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    Sign of the times. The cap is increasing every year, and thus so are player salaries. Here are some recent comparisons:

    Steven Nelson, PFF’s #33 corner, 3 years, $25.5 million, $7.5 million guaranteed

    Justin Coleman PFF’s #58 corner just signed for 4 years, $36 million, $16 million guaranteed
    Tavon Young, PFF’s #75 corner just resigned for 3 years, $25.8 million, $13 million guaranteed
    Steven Alford, PFF’s #105 corner (30 years old) just signed for 3 years, $22.5 million, $8.95 million guaranteed

    There are other examples of large contracts for average corners. The market is the market. If you need to add players at key positions via free agency, you have to pay what the market dictates. I think we did very, very well with this signing. There’s a lot to be puzzled about this offseason, but I think this deal is a pretty big positive.
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  11. Da_Cranberry

    Da_Cranberry Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2018
    I didn’t read about those other deals. You are right it’s hard for me to adjust to the rise in contracts for a #2 cb.

    I only watched a couple of the nations games he was on and I just saw teams scoring 30+ on them every time through the air. Hopefully, he solidified our secondary.
  12. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    On the face of it Nelson looks like a good signing, like others here I don’t know an awful lot about him but he is seemingly very dependable, at least according to chiefs fans. That said I don’t hear any of them lamenting his loss either.

    He should be a big improvement and the contract looks like reasonable value.
    It was a huge area of need and it’s great to have a solution locked down before the draft.

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2012

    I think a lot of us me included are use to what we have paid in the past. I mean I use to pay .99 for chips, .99lb for burger, .99 per gallon of gas the list goes on....yeah I know I am old thanks for pointing that out ahead of time. My point is things go up and the NFL is no different, jmo
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